What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping

What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping

ZHENGDING, China — In 1982, two men arrived in this dusty provincial town. One was Shi Youming, a Buddhist monk who was taking up a post in the ruins of one of Zhengding’s legendary temples. The other was Xi Jinping, the 29-year-old son of a top Communist Party...
THE SONG OF SIDDHARTHA

THE SONG OF SIDDHARTHA

As seen and imagined by Aspi Mistry COME, said the Muse, Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted, Sing me the Universal. In this broad Earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed Perfection....
A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump

A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction. What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective activism in...
The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump.

The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump.

A lot of people were puzzled when Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Blogs on what to do are circulating the internet like crazy. Who’s better than the Dalai Lama to give advice during this distressing period? I attended the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration in...